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EXCLUSIVE ARTWORK, SPORTS MEMORABILIA WILL HIGHLIGHT AUCTION AT BREEDERS' CUP GALA

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Several exclusive pieces of original equine art, a VIP package to the 2001 Breeders' Cup at Belmont Park, a trip to historic Del Mar and a plethora of authentic sports memorabilia from some of the world's most popular athletes will be available in a silent auction that is part of the Breeders' Cup Charity Gala, which takes place on Friday, November 3, at the Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville, Kentucky.

Proceeds from the auction and the gala will benefit the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation, NTRA Charities and the Muhammad Ali Center. The silent auction will feature more than 50 items. Among them:

  • The original Official Breeders' Cup painting by noted British artist Peter Howell depicting a paddock scene at Churchill Downs.
  • A 28"x33" oil on panel of Charismatic at Churchill Downs, by award-winning equine artist Thomas Allen Pauley.
  • A VIP package for four to the 2001 Breeders' Cup at Belmont Park in New York. The package includes airfare, a three-night stay at The Plaza Hotel in New York City, seats for the Breeders' Cup and tickets to several other events during the weekend.
  • A unique framed and autographed montage of "The Rat Pack" (Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Dean Martin, Joey Bishop and Peter Lawford).
  • An 8x10 autographed photo of Tiger Woods.
  • An autographed bat and ball signed by Mickey Mantle.
  • An autographed Michael Jordan "Air Jordan" sneaker and 8x10 photo.
  • A framed photograph of Babe Ruth and Ted Williams.
  • An autographed Joe Namath New York Jets football helmet.
  • A two-day and two-night stay at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club during the 2001 season.
  • Muhammad Ali boxing trunks and lithographs.

Other items include a weekend at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City, a clubhouse box at Saratoga, a cigar humidor, a private dinner party in your home (for Kentucky residents only), a Lenox crystal horse; a Fred Stone limited-edition Triple Crown print; and a personal computer.

The 17th running of the Breeders' Cup Championship will be held Saturday, Nov. 4 at Churchill Downs in Louisville, KY. The Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation funds equine research; the Muhammad Ali Center promotes tolerance, hope and understanding; NTRA Charities enhances various charitable endeavors in Thoroughbred racing.

For more information, contact:
Nancy Kelly
Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation
(212) 521-5305

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